Chemical Biotechnology (M.Sc.)

Short profile

Master of Science

admission restriction
none | individual acceptance

standard length of study
4 semester

study start
April 1 or october 1

teaching language

credit points

admission requirements
Bachelor's degree in a similar field

possible throughout the year



Chemical Biotechnology deals with the chemistry of the living nature and its application in biotechnology. The main focus is on discovery, identification, synthesis, metabolisation and mechanism of biologically active compounds.

The master program Chemical Biotechnology has a modular setup. It is split into a specialisation phase and a research phase, each lasting one year. Focuses of the first year are lectures in modern fields of bioanorganic and bioorganic chemistry leading up to the state-of-the-art research. Contents are complemented with internships that can also be carried out in the research groups. Furthermore, the basics of micro-reaction technology, nanotechnology and quantum chemistry are taught. Applicants are expected to have excellent basic knowledge in chemistry and biotechnology and good knowledge in biochemistry and physics. They are also required to be familiar with chemical lines of reasoning and working methods.

Based on that, this master program offers a strong link between education and research in the working groups of the Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology and in the classic engineering groups.


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Content of study

7 %
Micro-reaction technology (e. g. micro technology, micro-reaction technology)
7 %
System development and materials (optional courses) (e. g. functional material, crystallography, micro and nanosystem technology, micro actuating elements, nano and laser measurement technology)
14 %
Chemistry (e. g. bioorganic and bioanorganic chemistry, microanalysis systems, quantum chemistry)
12 %
Biotechnology (e. g. bionanotechnology, eco genesis, molecular biology)
10 %
General Studies, foreign languages and key skills
50 %
Research project and Master thesis

Fields of work

  • Research at universities

  • Fundamental research in large research centres (e. g. Fraunhofer Institutes)

  • Research and production in pharmaceutical industry

  • Life-Science Industry

  • Molecular diagnostic, e.g in hospitals

  • Scientific career in research and education

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